Grounds & Facilities

View of the school


Whitgift Summer School is set in beautiful and spacious grounds, once owned by Henry VIII. There are a number of different gardens in the School grounds.  The Founder’s Garden features a maze, and the Andrew Quadrangle includes a Japanese Garden. 

The Water Gardens, overlooked from the boarding house accommodation where Whitgift Summer School students reside, is home to wallabies, as well as exotic species of birds from around the world, including three different types of flamingos.

Peacocks roam around freely throughout the grounds.

Sports Facilities

Whitgift Summer School also has use of all Whitgift’s outstanding sports facilities. There is a modern, indoor Sports and Conference Centre, with a 25-metre, variable-depth swimming pool, a fitness suite, a sports hall, and four glass-backed squash courts. There are also a large number of sports pitches, including an all-weather pitch, a golf driving range, and three tennis courts.

Performing & Creative Arts

For our Creative Activities, students have access to the Performing Arts complex, which consists of a Concert Hall, music practice rooms, and film studios - and our first-class Art Department.